A Smugglerific Cover (& Giveaway): These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Today, we are happy to be hosting the cover reveal for Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner’s upcoming YA science fiction novel, These Broken Stars! We loved Meagan’s debut novel, Skylark, and as science fiction fans (especially YA SF) have had These Broken Stars on our radar forever. We were thrilled when we were asked to participate on the official cover reveal.

Behold! The Smugglerific Cover (and summary)!

THE SMUGGLERIFIC COVER:

These Broken Stars

ABOUT THE BOOK:

It’s a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury spaceliner is yanked out of hyperspace and plummets into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive. And they seem to be alone.

Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a young war hero who learned long ago that girls like Lilac are more trouble than they’re worth. But with only each other to rely on, Lilac and Tarver must work together, making a tortuous journey across the eerie, deserted terrain to seek help.

Then, against all odds, Lilac and Tarver find a strange blessing in the tragedy that has thrown them into each other’s arms. Without the hope of a future together in their own world, they begin to wonder—would they be better off staying here forever?

Everything changes when they uncover the truth behind the chilling whispers that haunt their every step. Lilac and Tarver may find a way off this planet. But they won’t be the same people who landed on it.

The first in a sweeping science fiction trilogy, These Broken Stars is a timeless love story about hope and survival in the face of unthinkable odds.

“Absolutely brilliant. This is the sci fi I’ve been waiting for! Action, romance, twists and turns–this book has it all!” – New York Times bestselling author of Across The Universe, Beth Revis

These Broken Stars is published by Disney-Hyperion, and will be released on December 10, 2013.

Add it on Goodreads, or preorder it from Amazon.

HOW MEG & AMIE REALLY FEEL ABOUT THE COVER:

Meg: It’s funny, authors usually get so little say in what their covers look like, and sometimes they end up really disappointed by the end result. But luckily we’re in the enviable position of being able to be honest and open AND totally excited, because we love our cover!

Amie: Oh man, do we love our cover. Our publisher was so consultative, and that meant I got to sit around one day eating popcorn and picking out pictures of handsome boys so they’d have a good idea of what Tarver looked like. Hard work, but somebody had to do it.

Meg: Yeah, we sent them a lot of reference pictures–for Lilac, it was a lot of pictures of gorgeous redheads like Molly Quinn and Amy Adams. When I finally saw the model they’d chosen for Lilac, I flipped out because it was DEAD on.

Amie: And her dress, seriously. Our amazing cover designer, Whitney Manger, had it custom-made for the shoot. We couldn’t believe it when we saw. (And yes, she does get shipwrecked in a ballgown. It’s not super practical.)

Meg: I think my favorite thing about it is that it’s clearly both science fiction AND romance. That’s a hard thing to accomplish with one image. The way they’re reaching for each other is so appropriate for the book, because they’re the only survivors of their shipwreck–they have to rely on each other to survive.

Amie: Absolutely. It’s a haunting, slightly creepy and ultimately beautiful image, and that’s definitely the experience Lilac and Tarver have on their unknown planet together. It’s the perfect cover!

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

Meagan Spooner & Amie Kaufman

Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner are longtime friends and sometime flatmates who have traveled the world (but not yet the galaxy), covering every continent between them. They are sure outer space is only a matter of time. Meagan, who is also the author of the SKYLARK trilogy, currently lives just outside DC, while Amie lives in Melbourne, Australia. Although they currently live apart, they are united by their love of space opera, road trips, and second breakfasts.

Follow Amie on Twitter (@AmieKaufman), Facebook, and on her website.

Follow Meg on Twitter (@MeaganSpooner), Facebook, and on her website.

THE BLOG TOUR:

Want more chances to win an ARC of These Broken Stars? Each of the following blogs have an ARC to give away, and more exclusive content!

Cuddlebuggery: See what the cover COULD have looked like, plus a live interview with Amie and Meg!
The Midnight Garden: Where did the title come from?
Pub(lishing) Crawl: Check out this exclusive interview from cover designer Whitney Manger!
Mundie Moms: Want to know more about the characters on the cover? Click for more about Lilac!
Supernatural Snark: Want to know more about the characters on the cover? Click for more about Tarver!

THE GIVEAWAY:

We are giving away one ARC of These Broken Stars to a lucky winner! The giveaway is open to US addresses and will run until Sunday March 3 2013 at 12:01 AM (EST). To enter, use the form below. Good luck!

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145 Responses to “A Smugglerific Cover (& Giveaway): These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner”

  1. Cassie F February 20, 2013 at 7:16 am #

    I honestly don’t read much science fiction, although I need to. I definitely liked Across the Universe. Hmm. Does For Darkness Shows the Stars count? Cause I really liked that too!

  2. Celia February 20, 2013 at 7:42 am #

    My favorite has to be A Wrinkle in Time. I read it so many times that my book fell apart.

  3. kala February 20, 2013 at 8:21 am #

    I haven’t read much science fiction. I’m partway through Gravity and it’s been fairly decent. :P

  4. Jennifer Messerschmidt February 20, 2013 at 8:22 am #

    My favorite would be the Across The universe series by Beth Revis. I love space and books that take place on spaceships so I’m very excited about this book! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!

  5. Suz Glo February 20, 2013 at 8:45 am #

    I would have to say the Hunger Games trilogy.

  6. Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard February 20, 2013 at 9:02 am #

    I’ve often wondered why there isn’t more YA SF, when YA fantasy is so popular and prevalent. I’ll be keeping an eye out for this book! And I really enjoyed reading about the cover design and the input the authors were able to have on it.

  7. Kayla February 20, 2013 at 9:38 am #

    Definitely the Across the Universe trilogy by Beth Revis. But I am SO EXCITED for this one!

  8. sarabara081 @ Forever 17 Books February 20, 2013 at 9:40 am #

    Ahh, that is such a hard choice! Okay, I am going to go with The Chaos Walking trilogy because they were so different and completely sucked me in and then left me crying and wishing I could experience it all over again. :)

  9. Tori February 20, 2013 at 9:51 am #

    It’s a tough call between Across the Universe and Chaos Walking!

  10. Calla February 20, 2013 at 9:58 am #

    There are so many Sci-Fi books that I love……This is really hard. Ummmmm, my fav would have to be Inside Out or maybe Across The Universe.

  11. Kaethe February 20, 2013 at 10:02 am #

    I’m going to go with Zoe’s Tale by John Scalzi and Black Hole Sun by David Macinnis Gill since no one else has mentioned them yet (although I love all the others up there). I hope this is the beginning of a YA scifi boom.

  12. Shannon H February 20, 2013 at 10:03 am #

    Favorite Science Fiction YA…I can’t say that is a genre I read a whole ton of (which seems to be a trend here…) but if I had to choose a favorite I would go with The Chaos Walking Trilogy, or the Maze Runner

  13. Chris February 20, 2013 at 10:12 am #

    I don’t think anything can top Ender’s game and how amazing it was to young, teenage version of me.

  14. Katelyn Larson February 20, 2013 at 10:16 am #

    I’d have to say Ender’s Game is my favorite of all time. It’s such a good book :)

  15. Abby February 20, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    My favorite YA dystopian is either Unwind by Neal Shusterman or The Huner Games. My favorite YA science fiction is Across the Universe by Beth Revis.

  16. Steph February 20, 2013 at 10:34 am #

    Hmmm….I think Ender’s Game is at the top of that list. The tricky thing is, with a lot of books I read I don’t know if they would count as Sci Fi…but I know Ender’s Game counts, and that one is REALLY good. :)

  17. Stephanie Scott February 20, 2013 at 10:47 am #

    The cover looks amazing. I haven’t read a ton of YA sci-fi though it’s definitely a genre I’m branching out into. I really enjoy it. Ender’s Game was amazing, probably one of my favorites. I’m reading Across The Universe right now (I know, I’m late to the party) and it’s so good.

  18. Superbwg February 20, 2013 at 10:48 am #

    Enders game is probably still my favorite YA scifi book, but I also enjoyed Cinder the first book in the Lunar trilogy as a combo scifi/fantasy book

  19. Alexandra Ray February 20, 2013 at 10:52 am #

    I don’t read sci-fi! I’ve just realized this. Not that I’m not open to it, it just hasn’t happened. I’ve only read one sci-fi book, and it is one of my favorites: The Host by Stephenie Meyer, but it is adult sci-fi.

  20. Mary February 20, 2013 at 10:54 am #

    Would Scott Westerfeld’s The Uglies series count? Love that series. AND of course…Across the Universe.

  21. Heidi February 20, 2013 at 11:26 am #

    Gorgeous cover! Can’t wait to read this. Fav Sci-fI…Partials!

  22. Meghan February 20, 2013 at 11:27 am #

    My favorite YA science fiction novel?? That’s a hard one! L’Engle’s books are classic favorites, of course, but lately, for me, I think it would have to be a tie between the Chaos Walking series by Patrick Ness (whose book, A Monster Calls, was one of my favorite discoveries of 2012!) and M. T. Anderson’s Feed.

  23. Caitlin Vanasse (@CaitlinVanasse) February 20, 2013 at 11:28 am #

    I’m going to join in with several other commenters and say my favorite YA sci-fi is probably Ender’s Game (and Ender’s Shadow which is AMAZING but wouldn’t be the same without having read Ender’s Game first.)

  24. Marg K. February 20, 2013 at 11:29 am #

    Honestly, I haven’t had much luck with YA sci-fi recently. Most of the books I’ve read in the genre have been a disappointment, but I did quite enjoy Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Anyways, regardless of past misses, I’m always on the lookout for exciting, fresh, new sci-fi stories.

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

  25. Vivien February 20, 2013 at 11:34 am #

    The Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld.

  26. Jasmine Stairs February 20, 2013 at 11:44 am #

    There isn’t really a ton of YA SF, is there? I’m drawing a line here between “Dystopian” and “SF,” which cuts my options considerably. I think I’ll go with Dark Life, by Kat Falls, which while in a dystopian world, and at the bottom of the sea, FEELS like SF.

  27. Lexi February 20, 2013 at 11:51 am #

    Zahn is my favorite. I like his dragon series for YA.

  28. Mary Anne February 20, 2013 at 12:00 pm #

    I HATE “favorite” questions. Because it is so subject to current mood. And guaranteed to make my mind go blank. I’ll think of a perfect answer later. And with the YA questions – I sometimes wonder if what I enjoyed as an actual YA is different from what I enjoy in the YA genre now that I’m an old(er) fart. When I was a teen, I loved Andre Norton. Marion Zimmer Bradley. Alan Nourse, Madeleine L’Engle, Anne McCaffrey (I especially remember her HarperHall books in the Pern series.) My favorite book ABOUT a YA has got the be the first Miles Vorkosigan – “The Warrior’s Apprentice.” Oh yeah, I just remembered an obscure one that I have not heard others talk about, Anabel and Edgar Johnson wrote some sci/fi books, and my favorite of theirs has got to be “An Alien Music.” I still have a library copied I packed up by mistake when I moved cross country years ago. Kind of gives me chills when I hear the news talking about global warming/ climate change/ droughts and floods.

  29. Ellie February 20, 2013 at 12:14 pm #

    It’s probably a tie between Ender’s Game, A Wrinkle in Time, and the Chaos Walking trilogy.

  30. Tiffany February 20, 2013 at 12:19 pm #

    I am one of those people who does not have many favorites because I can’t narrow it down to just a select few. *glares at you* I LOVE ALL OF MY BOOKS.
    Vorkosigan saga by Lois McMaster Bujold ranks high up there in my fave SciFi!

  31. Taylor K. February 20, 2013 at 12:25 pm #

    It’s gotta be The Uglies. I love that book. :D

  32. Lauren February 20, 2013 at 12:37 pm #

    Ender’s Game — it was the first science fiction book I deinged to read after it was practically forced on me by my best friend 15 years ago, and boyhowdy, I’ve been on the sci-fi wagon ever since!

  33. Lauren February 20, 2013 at 12:40 pm #

    My favorite science fiction novel would have to be Neuromancer by William Gibson. Really the whole Sprawl series, if someone ever omnibused it. :-)

  34. Leigh Smith February 20, 2013 at 12:45 pm #

    Hmm, I haven’t had much success in the YA SF area but I did really like Cinder.

  35. Meg February 20, 2013 at 12:53 pm #

    Tough call, but since you said “of all time” I have to go with The Giver>/i> and Fahrenheit 451. Two that I have read over and over.

  36. Cecelia February 20, 2013 at 1:13 pm #

    I’ve been looking forward to this book for what seems like forever – I am so glad it’s finally on its way! Sci-fi romance is the best kind: you get awesome worlds unknown as well as the happily ever after. Did I say I was excited for this book?! So excited.

    As for favorite YA sci-fi novel of all time… it’s a hard choice. Probably a tie between Garth Nix’s Shades Children, Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game and Lois Lowry’s The Giver.

  37. Raina February 20, 2013 at 1:16 pm #

    Just recently read And All the Stars by Andrea K. Host and it is definitely up there with my YASF faves.

  38. Anonymous February 20, 2013 at 1:26 pm #

    Eeeee! I would have to day it’s probably ‘I,Robot’ or ‘A wrinkle in Time’.

  39. MarieC February 20, 2013 at 1:30 pm #

    Sorry, the previous ‘anonymous’ was me.

  40. Natasha February 20, 2013 at 1:33 pm #

    The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury. Love finding new stuff to read in the sci fi genre.

  41. Christine February 20, 2013 at 1:39 pm #

    This is such a hard question for me! Like some of the other people, the books I read are a cross between science fiction and dystopian and I definitely can’t pick a favorite of all time. I will say that ever since I was 12, I fell in love with all things Madeleine L’Engle.

  42. Jasmine V February 20, 2013 at 1:51 pm #

    My favorite science fiction has to be Across the Universe by Beth Revis! I don’t really read a lot but I do hope to read more in the future :)

  43. Nora February 20, 2013 at 1:55 pm #

    Definitely Ender’s Game–such a classic!

  44. Jess February 20, 2013 at 2:01 pm #

    Favorite sci-fi novel of all time? 2010: Odyssey two.

  45. Nicole February 20, 2013 at 2:08 pm #

    Not sure if this counts as science fiction per se, but I loved Angelfall by Susan Ee with its witty dialogue and such. I read that book many times.

  46. Celine February 20, 2013 at 2:09 pm #

    It’s always changing but I LOVED Partials by Dan Wells because of how original it was.

  47. Andrea February 20, 2013 at 2:29 pm #

    Oh jeez, that’s always a hard question. I tend to read SciFi that is more Fantasy, but I have to say I really enjoy Madeline L’Engle’s books, and Stephenie Meyer’s The Host. And H.G. Wells’s Time Machine!

  48. Jennifer February 20, 2013 at 3:04 pm #

    Does Obsidian count? YOu know, since its aliens and all. Mmmm…Daemon.

  49. Alicia Ch February 20, 2013 at 3:35 pm #

    Hmm… I think my favourite YA sci-fi at the moment would have to be Across the Universe by Beth Revis.

  50. Elizabeth Briggs February 20, 2013 at 3:35 pm #

    Well, it’s not really YA, but my favorite of all time is definitely Dune.

  51. RivkaBelle February 20, 2013 at 3:42 pm #

    Hmm … Right now, I think I’ve gotta go with ACROSS THE UNIVERSE as my favorite YA Sci-fi of all time. ((Thought if this one is anything like the cover, I’m already in love.)) :D

  52. Lisa B. February 20, 2013 at 3:44 pm #

    “Ender’s Game” comes to mind!

  53. scribe kira February 20, 2013 at 3:50 pm #

    i am 100% sure it is impossible to pick one favorite sci fi ya book. so here’s a comprehensive list of all the ones i can think of off the top of my head that i love with a burning passion:
    Hunger Games Trilogy
    Chaos Walking Trilogy
    A long, Long Sleep
    This is not a test
    The adoration of Jenna Fox
    Feed
    How I live Now (not sure if it’s sci-fi, but want to cover all my bases…)
    Life as we Knew it
    The scorpio races

    (i’m SURE i’m SOME out and I keep wanting to include all my favorite fantasy….)

  54. Emma February 20, 2013 at 4:16 pm #

    Hmm I really loved Across the Universe by Beth Revis, but my favourite of alllll time would ave to be Enchantress from the Stars by Sylvia Engdahl. It was first published in 1970 but it’s SUCH an amazing book and I really can’t recommend it enough! If you can get your hands on it YOU SHOULD!!

  55. Jenny February 20, 2013 at 4:17 pm #

    Across the Universe by Beth Revis:) Followed closely by For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund

  56. Angela February 20, 2013 at 4:35 pm #

    I really liked Cinder! I’m reading Scarlet now~ :D

  57. Claudia McCarron February 20, 2013 at 4:48 pm #

    Beautiful cover, and I can’t wait to read the book!

  58. Angelica R. Jackson February 20, 2013 at 4:49 pm #

    I’d say Ender’s Game will always have a special place on my reading list, even though at the time it wasn’t marketed as a YA book.

  59. Emma February 20, 2013 at 5:36 pm #

    It’s tough to pick just one! In recent reads, I loved For Darkness Shows the Stars. Classics wise, I have lots of fond memories of the Foundation Trilogy, which does have a teenage girl as the main character in the last part.

  60. Katrina February 20, 2013 at 6:20 pm #

    Ender’s Game, with The Host (I know, adult, but it feels like YA) in a close second.

  61. Alysson Rose February 20, 2013 at 6:22 pm #

    The first book that came to mind is Human.4 by Mike Lancaster, I loved that book! But I’m currently reading Across the Universe and it’s sooo good. Thanks for the giveaway!

  62. Alicia February 20, 2013 at 6:37 pm #

    My favorite would have to be Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi.

  63. Courtney February 20, 2013 at 6:45 pm #

    It’s so hard to choose my favorite! I love so many of them! I really love Ender’s Game, Across the Universe, What’s Left of Me (by Kat Zhang) and Insignia (by S.J. Kincaid).

  64. Anonymous February 20, 2013 at 7:02 pm #

    I really loved Animorphs. Does that count as Science Fiction?

  65. Anonymous February 20, 2013 at 8:02 pm #

    I, too, loved the Animorphs series growing up and religiously purchased the new book each month. I also love Ender’s Game, though I’m not sure it qualifies as YA, even if it is about children.

  66. Shelver506 February 20, 2013 at 8:05 pm #

    Of all time? Oh dear. The first one that comes to mind is Cinder, because I read it recently, but I’m not sure about favorite of ALL TIME.

  67. Tessa February 20, 2013 at 8:11 pm #

    i dont think ive read enough sci fi to have an all time favorite but i do really really really like across the universe

  68. Linda W February 20, 2013 at 8:23 pm #

    Love Ender’s Game and For Darkness Shows the Stars.

  69. sarac February 20, 2013 at 8:36 pm #

    I loved Ender’s Game.

  70. Julianna @ The Reviews News February 20, 2013 at 8:40 pm #

    I do love S. J. Kincaid’s INSIGNIA! ACROSS THE UNIVERSE is fab, too. I haven’t really read that many YA Sci-Fi, though, to be honest… :-S No favorites yet, but that’s gonna change!

  71. Jamie February 20, 2013 at 8:47 pm #

    I may have problems with the author, but Ender’s Game is the book that made me start reading sci-fi, so there’s that to it’s credit.

  72. Hannah H February 20, 2013 at 9:01 pm #

    Does So You Want to Be A Wizard count as sci-fi? My lord I love that series

  73. Hannah H February 20, 2013 at 9:05 pm #

    Oh, and if Animorphs counts as science fiction count me in as well.

  74. Kris February 20, 2013 at 9:09 pm #

    I love Ender’s Game!

  75. DebraG February 20, 2013 at 9:14 pm #

    I like Hunger Games.

  76. Victoria Zumbrum February 20, 2013 at 9:22 pm #

    I love Across the Universe series. It is awesome.

  77. Caroline February 20, 2013 at 9:22 pm #

    I haven’t read as much YA literature as some (although a good many YA books are on my to-read list), but The Hunger Games probably is my favorite YA sci-fi so far.

  78. leanna February 20, 2013 at 9:24 pm #

    my fave sci-fi OF ALL TIME is… Monica Hughes’ “Invitation to the Game”. I read it as a kid, and re-read it recently (it’s been re-released as “The Game”) and it’s still as wonderful.

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway! xo leanna

  79. Anonymous February 20, 2013 at 9:24 pm #

    thanks for the awesome giveaway! I’d have to say Divergent :)

  80. erinf1 February 20, 2013 at 9:25 pm #

    thanks for the awesome giveaway! I’d have to say divergent ;)

  81. Sam February 20, 2013 at 9:44 pm #

    I thought this interview was wonderful and quite hilarious to read. I love the honesty.

    I think my favourite YA science fiction novel might be the entire Across the Universe series by Beth Revis.

  82. Alyssa Susanna February 20, 2013 at 9:52 pm #

    Well, that’s easy! Across the Universe by Beth Revis! :D

    Thank you so much for the giveaway!

  83. Jennifer February 20, 2013 at 10:00 pm #

    The Warrior’s Apprentice by Lois McMaster Bujold is my most frequent reread!

  84. Lexie C. February 20, 2013 at 10:32 pm #

    Favorite YA scifi? I’m counting “Unraveling” by Elizabeth Norris here since it *is* scifi…just with you know an apocalypse interrupting things. Though Louise Lawrence may remain my *favorite* YA scifi writer of all time.

  85. Stephanie (Go Flash Go) February 20, 2013 at 11:11 pm #

    I definitely need to read more YA sci-fi, and These Broken Stars looks like a great place to start. As for general/adult sci-fi, Wool, by Hugh Howey.

  86. Kate & Zena February 21, 2013 at 2:09 am #

    The Leviathan trilogy, The Hunger Games, For Darkness Shows the Stars….it’s so hard to pick one!

  87. Bee February 21, 2013 at 6:09 am #

    I’m not sure if it counts, but I loved For Darkness Shows the Stars.

  88. Katrina February 21, 2013 at 10:08 am #

    I love Lois McMaster Bujold’s Cordelia books- Shards of Honor and Barrayar!

  89. Amy Vitale February 21, 2013 at 11:19 am #

    This cover is just beautiful! It would look amazing on my bookcase, hint hint, wink wink

  90. Amy Vitale February 21, 2013 at 11:24 am #

    Gosh, it seems to have lost my first comment. So many favorites, but most recently I loved the YA Sci-Fi-ish series Lux by Jennifer Armentrout

  91. Becky C. February 21, 2013 at 12:39 pm #

    Cover is cool!

  92. Christina February 21, 2013 at 1:52 pm #

    I think? (hope) The Silver Metal Lover by Tanith Lee is SF. Loved it growing up, and I own two copies!

  93. Tamara February 21, 2013 at 4:04 pm #

    I have to agree with RivkaBelle with Across the Universe. Loved it! I been wanting to read the Warrior’s Apprentice for some time now.

  94. Elisquared February 21, 2013 at 4:51 pm #

    Ender’s Game all the way! It was the first real sci-fi book I read, and it has been my favorite ever since.

    Thanks for the cover reveal and the giveaway!

  95. Kelly L. February 21, 2013 at 6:01 pm #

    Partials by Dan Wells! :D

  96. Nikki R February 21, 2013 at 6:20 pm #

    Lots of people saying “Across the Universe”… I also love “Under the Never Sky”!

  97. Barbara Elness February 21, 2013 at 7:13 pm #

    I always have a hard time choosing a favorite anything, but I really enjoyed Legend by Marie Lu as well as Across the Universe by Beth Revis. :D

  98. Jill of The O.W.L. February 21, 2013 at 7:18 pm #

    The Knife of Never Letting Go but it’s not “classic” sci fi in my book! If time travel counts I LOVED this series called Both Sides of Time.

  99. alicia marie February 21, 2013 at 8:47 pm #

    I don’t know if it’s sci-fi, but if it is then the Uglies series is a favorite and more recently, Cinder :)

  100. Candice J February 21, 2013 at 9:45 pm #

    Loved Beth Revis’ Across the Universe trilogy! Plus she is hilarious and everything awesome!

  101. Anna (Big Sky, Mountains of Books) February 21, 2013 at 10:13 pm #

    I’d almost feel bad reading this in eBook form because it would rob me of getting to see the full color cover. It’s gorgeous.

  102. Anna (Big Sky, Mountains of Books) February 21, 2013 at 10:15 pm #

    As for YA sci-fi, the Tripods Trilogy by John C. Christopher, starting with The White Mountains, is incredible. An absolute classic.

  103. Erika February 21, 2013 at 11:33 pm #

    I haven’t read any yet in this genre but hope to read Across the Universe soon! thanks!

  104. Christina February 21, 2013 at 11:33 pm #

    Definitely A Wrinkle in Time. I loved it as a kid & I still do!

  105. Spencer February 22, 2013 at 2:10 am #

    I like Scott Westerfield’s Uglies series as well. I also enjoy other shit, but I don’t remember their names. Oh, wait… Paul McAuley has a nice series called The Quiet War. Yes, that. And if you like M/M romance, Lisa Henry’s Dark Space.

  106. Shannelle February 22, 2013 at 4:04 am #

    It seems lovely! Definitely awaiting it.

  107. Anonymous February 22, 2013 at 7:13 am #

    I don’t read much scifi, but I really love Cinder (and Scarlet).

  108. Kirsten W February 22, 2013 at 7:15 am #

    A Wrinkle in Time was my favorite book as a child, and Cinder is one of my recent favorites :)

  109. Lisa Houde February 22, 2013 at 11:05 am #

    The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this book; Todd, Manchee – you’ve got to love them.

  110. Justine February 22, 2013 at 12:21 pm #

    I ignored Ender’s Game for many years, but finally picked it up because of the upcoming movie. I should’ve read Ender’s Game sooner!

  111. Darith3duh February 22, 2013 at 1:28 pm #

    Uglies by Scott Westerfeld! One of my first dystopain, sci-fi books and I adore it :D

  112. Tamara February 22, 2013 at 1:52 pm #

    I don’t know if it’s my favorite but the most recent sci fi book I read was Partials by Dan Wells and I really loved it.

  113. catfalls February 22, 2013 at 5:45 pm #

    Uglies was fantastic! – maybe Cinder as a runner-up

  114. Twisty J February 22, 2013 at 6:01 pm #

    Of all time? Hm…recently, the Sky Chasers trilogy has really drawn me in, but of all time- I really have to think about that one!

  115. Jillian T. February 22, 2013 at 8:23 pm #

    I’m really loving Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles (Cinder and Scarlet). So excited for this book!

  116. WENDY P February 23, 2013 at 2:29 am #

    My favorite’s Enders Shadow by Orson Scott Card

  117. Sarah M. February 23, 2013 at 3:46 pm #

    I love love LOVE The Forest of Hands and Teeth series by Carrie Ryan.

  118. wajiha February 23, 2013 at 5:07 pm #

    I really love Across the Universe by Beth Revis!!!Thanks for the giveaway I really want to read this :)

  119. Queenie February 23, 2013 at 8:54 pm #

    Seems like a pretty romancy yet sci-fi book!

  120. Jen February 23, 2013 at 9:21 pm #

    Partials by Dan Wells, for sure. I loved Kira and how she slowly grew during the course of the novel, and I REALLY loved how it reminded me of my favorite show of all time, Battlestar Galactica.

  121. HollyB February 24, 2013 at 1:05 am #

    Hmmm…favorite YA scifi? I’ve read a TON of SF, but not much YA, having only really come back to reading YA in the past year or so. So, I’ll pick a recent one and say ACROSS THE UNIVERSE by Beth Revis. It’s the only one in the series I’ve read yet, but I loved it so much I bought books 2 and 3! I love her writing style, that the books are nice and long, and the awesome plot, story, and characters. I’d highly recommend it to anyone who hasn’t read it yet. Thanks!

  122. Makaela February 24, 2013 at 5:16 pm #

    I love the world that Marissa Meyer built for Cinder and Scarlet!

  123. Ruby February 24, 2013 at 6:44 pm #

    I really enjoyed Meagan Spooner’s Skylark, so I’m looking forward to These Broken Stars. And I think the cover is gorgeous!

  124. Ruby February 24, 2013 at 6:54 pm #

    For my favorite YA SciFi, I’d have to say The Adoration of Jenna Fox.

  125. Leah Moss February 24, 2013 at 7:15 pm #

    The cover is amazing. Looks like it might even be better than across the universe by Beth Revis!!!

  126. Leah Moss February 24, 2013 at 7:17 pm #

    My favorite scifi book would have to be A Million Suns. That book was full of so many plot twists and cliffhangers and mysteries and surprises. It was the best book in the series, and I loved how one character left clues for Amy and Elder to follow. :D

  127. Lynsey Newton February 25, 2013 at 6:41 am #

    That is a really tough question but I did fall in love with Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes fairly recently so I’m going to go with that. Thank you for the opportunity to win :)

  128. Ashley @ The Quiet Concert February 25, 2013 at 6:37 pm #

    Cinder for the Win!!

  129. Jill February 26, 2013 at 12:05 am #

    I don’t think I’ve read much YA sci-fi to be honest. It seems like a forgotten subgenre in YA, but that seems to be changing with lots of 2013 scifi YA releases.

    I’m going to agree with many commenters here and say Uglies series. That was really well done and addictive.

  130. Christina February 26, 2013 at 9:13 am #

    Geesh, hard question. I would have to say Ender’s Game since I’ve loved it since I was a child. But recently it has been Shades of Earth by Beth Revis, the third book in the Across the Universe trilogy!

  131. Lee Lee February 26, 2013 at 4:16 pm #

    I’ve always loved Scott Westerfeld’s Ugly Series. I love that his main character was not likeable in the beginning and had to grow into her character.

  132. Kristen February 26, 2013 at 4:23 pm #

    A Million Suns by Beth Revis! :)

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway! ♥

  133. Tia February 27, 2013 at 7:20 pm #

    Cinder

  134. Rachel February 27, 2013 at 10:28 pm #

    Knife of Never Letting Go was awesome

  135. Annabelle February 28, 2013 at 4:09 am #

    Cinder and Scarlet by Marissa Meyer, I think :) xx

  136. Kelley February 28, 2013 at 9:55 am #

    Love this cover! I can’t wait to read These Broken Stars; I’m already a fan of Meagan Spooner because of Skylark!

    I think so far my favorite sci-fi YA would have to be the Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer. :D

  137. Maria @ Fantasy's Ink February 28, 2013 at 12:48 pm #

    Not sure, I don’t read much science fiction, but I did really enjoy the Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer!

  138. Emily (Ed and Em's Reviews) March 1, 2013 at 5:15 pm #

    I, too, love the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. I haven’t read many sci-fi novels, but I’m looking to change that. (And I mean… Look at this cover!) :)

  139. LiLi March 2, 2013 at 12:44 am #

    Easy, The Host by Stephenie Meyer.

  140. Kierra March 2, 2013 at 3:01 pm #

    I have read SO many science- fiction books, but I have to say my favorite one is Scarlet( I loved Cinder too!).

  141. Naomi Hughes March 2, 2013 at 4:12 pm #

    So excited for THESE BROKEN STARS! I adored SKYLARK, so I know I’ll love this one too. And thanks for the arc giveaway–fingers crossed!

  142. Sarah March 2, 2013 at 9:06 pm #

    Veronica Rossi’s Under the Never Sky and Through the Ever Night

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